SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM) enables collaboration, planning, execution, and coordination of the entire supply network, empowering you to adapt your supply chain processes to an ever-changing competitive environment.

SAP SCM is part of the SAP Business Suite, which gives organizations the unique ability to perform their essential business processes with modular software that is designed to work with other SAP and non-SAP software. Organizations and departments in all sectors can deploy SAP Business Suite software to address specific business challenges on their own timelines and without costly upgrades.

SAP SCM can help transform a linear, sequential supply chain into a responsive supply network – in which communities of customer-centric, demand-driven companies share knowledge, intelligently adapt to changing market conditions, and proactively respond to shorter, less predictable life cycles. SAP SCM provides broad functionality for enabling responsive supply networks and integrates seamlessly with both SAP and non-SAP software.

Real-time demand and signal-based replenishment need to drive supply chains. Companies need to balance supply and demand and run their businesses based on actual-versus-forecasted demand.

With SAP SCM, you can model your existing supply chain; set goals; and forecast, optimize, and schedule time, materials, and other resources with these planning activities:

–  Demand planning and forecasting
–  Safety stock planning
–  Supply network planning
–  Distribution planning
–  Strategic supply chain design

SAP SCM enables you to:

–  Increase demand accuracy and order fulfillment satisfaction levels
–  Reduce inventory levels and increased inventory turns across the network
–  Increase profitability and productivity
–  Integrate sales and operations planning process